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January 19, 2012 05:49 ET

DentalPlans.com Joins Board of Consumer Health Alliance

PLANTATION, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 19, 2012) - Today, DentalPlans.com, a leading online source for discount dental plans, announced that company President Jennifer Stoll will join the Board of Directors for the Consumer Health Alliance (CHA), the national trade association of discount health care programs.

CHA's board, which includes Careington International, Coverdell and New Benefits, works with its member companies to promote consumer-friendly business standards while serving as the voice of the discount health care industry among state legislatures and regulatory agencies across the U.S.

Discount health care programs are non-insurance programs that offer consumers direct access to health care products and services at discounted rates. CHA member companies provide discount health care services to more than 45 million Americans combined.

"The Consumer Health Alliance has worked to define the discount health care industry for consumers and regulators," said Stoll. "Our company is eager to provide value on its board and help further educate consumers about using discount dental plans."

Among the 172 million people under 65 who have private health insurance in America, about 45 million don't have dental coverage, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The lack of dental insurance and rising costs have prompted many consumers to search for discounts beyond traditional dental insurance.

Founded in 1999, DentalPlans.com represents more than 30 discount dental plans and 100,000-plus dentists participating in plans across America. The company joins the board of CHA at a time when reports indicate that more consumers are skipping dental appointments due to financial constraints. According to a 2012 Consumer Reports survey, the biggest reason for delaying dental care is cost.

For more information, visit DentalPlans.com and CHA online at www.DentalPlans.com and www.ConsumerHealthAlliance.org.

About DentalPlans.com
DentalPlans.com offers more than 30 of the leading discount dental plans available at more than 100,000 dentist listings nationwide. With or without dental insurance, individuals, families, businesses and groups have easy access to savings at the dentist with dental savings plans. Visit DentalPlans.com and enter your ZIP code to find discount dental plans and participating dentists available in your area, and save 10% to 60% on most dental care procedures.

About Consumer Health Alliance
The Consumer Health Alliance, the national trade association of the discount health care industry, serves more than 45 million consumers in the U.S. through its member companies. Founded in 2002, CHA protects consumers' rights to choose affordable and practical non-insurance healthcare programs.

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